Bali is the famous island to visit, many people who come to see the beautiful nature and the unique cultures. There are many places of interest at this Paradise Island such as, the beaches, mountains, nature and the temples. And on this blog we will tell you about 5 Best Bali Temples You Must Visit
Besakih Temple is the biggest temple in Bali because there are many temples in one area, located at Besakih Village, Rendang District, Karangasem Regency, this temple has been the favorite places to visit in Bali.
Besakih Temple is consisting of 1 center temple named Penataran Agung Besakih Temple and there are 18 other temples are situated around the Penataran Agung Besakih Temple, 1 Basukian Temple and 17 the other temples.
Besakih Temple in Bali is the center of religious activity for Hindus people and Penataran Agung Besakih Temple is the biggest temple in this area. There are many ‘Pelinggih’, the place or building to pray at the temple.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Ulun Danu Batur Temple is the second most important temple in Bali, after Besakih Temple. Built on 1926, the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. “Ulun Danu” literally translates as “head of the lake”.
Originally, Pura Batur and the village of Batur were located down in the caldera at the foot of Mount Batur, an active volcano. A violent eruption in 1926 destroyed both the village and the temple, except for the most important shrine, an 11-tiered ‘Meru’ dedicated to Dewi Danu. The villagers moved to the highest and oldest rim of the caldera, where they rebuilt their village and the Temple.
Ulun Danu Batur Temple comprises nine different temples, containing in total 285 shrines and pavilions dedicated to the gods and goddesses of water, agriculture, holy springs, art, crafts, and more.
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located at Candi Kuning Village, Baturiti Sub-district, Tabanan Regency, about 2 hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is situated at lakeside of Beratan Lake with beautiful lake view, cool atmosphere and the hills as a background.
The name of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the lake name where the temple is built at Beratan Lake. The name of Beratan Lake is inseparable with the Beratan Mount as God and Goddess as fertility source, prosperity to keep the prosperity in life and society. Ulun is come from Hulu word is meaning head or power and in this case is intended by Ulun Danu Beratan means power of Beratan Lake that is Danu Goddess.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is one of the famous tourist destinations in the Bali, located at Beraban Village, Kediri District, Tabanan Regency about 20 kilometers from Denpasar Town and about 1 hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is very crowded spot with tourists in the afternoon, because many people want to see sunset from this spot. Beautiful views of the beach and unique temple make you are never want to leave this place. There are also several hotels close from the beach around Tanah Lot Temple, which organize a variety of events in the evenings. So if you want to stay longer in Tanah Lot, you can stay in one of Hotels around Tanah Lot. It is also often become one of the locations pre-wedding photos in Bali, for tourists who chose Bali Island as a location for wedding photos.
Tanah Lot means “Land in the Sea” in Balinese language. The Temple sits on a large rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. This temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.
Uluwatu Temple is different with Tanah Lot Temple, located at Pecatu Village, South Kuta just about 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. From the temple you can see the beautiful of India Ocean and the amazing sunset view. The unique of this temple there is Kecak Dance, The famous dance in Bali which 50-100 dancers, the dancer will sit in a circle while saying ‘cak cak cak’ whit distinctive rhythm. The dance is telling the story about Ramayana.
It is recommended place to visit in Bali when you got holidays, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agent. I believe your trip will be awesome and great experience.
It is recommended places to visit in Bali when you got holidays, where you just book your trip through a reliable travel agent. I believe your trip will be awesome and great experience.
Originally posted on August 24, 2017 @ 10:39 am